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that i can't say. that starts with "f." >> michelle obama's hush-hush appearance shocks a jaded hollywood crowd. >> i was asking, was that michelle obama. >> and last night's unexpected star. my exclusive with a man people call oscar. >> and talking about guns and stand your ground. trayvon martin one year later. >> he's dead, laying on the ground. >> just because he's laying on the ground -- >> oh, my god! >> tonight, my exclusive with trayvon's parents, and keeping the faith with rumors and scandals swirling at the vatican, can a new pipe revive a church in crisis? this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. you're looking at one of the most iconic spots in this town. the famous hollywood sign. what a weekend it has been in the movie capital of the world, los angeles. i can tell you about the experience of being on the red carpet with all of the biggest stars in the world. in showbiz, talking to them as they head into the oscars with panic in their eyes, with hope and expectation. it was one of those great unskrimented moments you can never repeat, until next year. the oscar moment
, michelle obama with a surprise appearance at the oscars. if you fell asleep, you missed it. was it bigger than blockbuster or just a bomb. >> plus, let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin tonight with new developments. cnn has just learned that governor chris christie, a key 2016 republican presidential hopeful, is not invited to the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c. next week. that's according to a source close to c-pac, and c-pack, if you haven't heard of it, is often considered a must-attend for anybody who wants to win the white house from the gop. senator marco rubio of florida, louisiana governor bobby jindal, former florida governor jeb bush, rand paul of kentucky, rick perry of texas, they're all already on the list. is this a snub for chris christie? this news breaking late this afternoon. how big of a snub is it the. >> it makes a lot of sense for cpac, because frankly, chris christie was not going to show up this year, so why bother asking him and then get snubbed by the governor himself? just do the snubbing yourself and say we don't want you here. it
of the united states, michelle obama. [applaus [applause] >> thank you, jack, and welcome to the white house, everyone. stuart: there you have it. thunderous applause the first lady making a surprise appearance. the first time a president or first lady appeared there. remember, hollywood has been a big backer of president obama and a big time producer and backer harvey weinstein reportedly set up the whole thing. please don't forget, hollywood gets hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies from the feds. and one other oscar item for you this monday morning, the gift bags just for attending the oscars celebrities get free stuff. the irs says those gift bags are taxable. they are taxed heavily on this year $47,000 worth of gift bag goodies the tax is $20,000 plus, that will be federal and california taxes and the celebs have to pay even if they don't take the bags home. all right. this got a lot of play on "varney & company." those google glasses have the heads up display showing everything from text messages to the weather forecast right in front of your eyes, cool, maybe, but could they p
. we'll have the very latest. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid-life crisis. >>> looking forward to all of that coming up. but first, let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius. becoming very emotional in court this morning. his lawyer reading a statement saying he shot his model girlfriend to death by mistake, believing she was a robber. abc's bazi kanani is in pretoria, south africa, for us. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is the first time we're hearing oscar pistorius's version of what happened. he and steenkamp were in love. she brought him a valentine's gift the day she died. police will present a different story. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, wept, head in hands, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe he got out of bed, put on his prosthetic legs and walked 21 feet to a locked bathroom door. inside that ba
government are responding this morning. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid life crisis. >> all right. all of that to get to and more. >>> let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius, becoming very emotional in court this morning. the double-amputee olympic sprinter charged in the murder of his model girlfriend. bazi kanani is in south africa, with the breaking details for us. bazi? >> reporter: good morning, amy. an emotional scene inside the court just a couple of hours ago, when the judge ruled this will proceed as a premeditated murder case, the most serious of charges. oscar pistorius' family started crying because this means it's much less likely he'll be granted bail. and if he's found guilty, it would mean a life sentence. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, represent, head in hand, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe h
be reversed. let's begin this half hour with a very different subject. first lady michelle obama, making a lot of public appearances recently and drawing some criticism because of that. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the first lady will be hitting the road to promote her third anniversary of her let's move campaign. but her media blitz topped by that performance at the oscars has everyone talking. people are still buzzing about michelle obama's oscar finale that no one saw coming. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> even an iranian news agency covered it, but photo shopped sleeves and a higher neckline. conservative columnist jennifer ruben is critical, saying it made the white house and first lady seem small. >> there is a sense of going too far and too much and becoming so ubiquitous that no one considers you special. she's the first lady, for goodness saks not a celebrity. >> reporter: the white house didn't respond but most of her appearances have been focused on her campaign let's move. on jimmy fallon
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. michelle obama revealed the bangs at her 49th birthday last month. she jokingly said in an interview she cut her hair because she couldn't get a sports car and can't bungee jump. >> feel so much better now. >> enjoy the snow. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> hope: hey! >> oliver: i have a couple more of the proofs to go over. >> hope: i was just about to text you. i'm so sorry. i-i-i can't look at them right now after all. >> oliver: i thought you wanted to get a jump start on this? >> hope: i do. i really do, but my mom just called me. she wants to see me. she said it was important. >> oliver: i mean, i can wait here till you get back. >> hope: we're gonna have to reschedule. i'm so sorry, but she's -- she's not at the office. she's at liam's. >> brooke: i wonder when they'll get here. it should be soon. >> fontana: oh, brooke, all your preparations -- it's so lovely. >> brooke: thank you. hope has suffered so much. this is long overdue. >> fontana: and they're both on their way? >> brooke: yes. [ chuckles ] >> fontana: and what will you tell the
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clothes on michelle obama. the news agency photo shopped the first lady to cover her shoulders. iran also dismissed the winning film "argo" as an advertisement for the cia. about the secret separation to get americans out of tehran during the hostage crisis. >> iranians not the only ones to think the first lady is overexposed, some republicans do too. >>> you know times are tough when tom brady takes a pay cut. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. how we get there is not. we're americans. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. to help you retire your way, with confidence. ♪ that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they ca
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. the detour takes drivers 50 miles off course. >> first lady michelle obama and big bird team up in getting kids healthy and active. >> we're here in the white house kitchen looking for a healthy snack to eat. >> gee, i bet you can get everything you want in this kitchen. >> you know what i like to reach for? healthy, colorful snacks like justy fruits and crunchy vegetables. >> those look good. >> it marks the third anniversary of let's move, mrs. obama's initiative to make sure kids grow up healthy and reach their full potential. >> jerry bus was so beloved. his memorial service success televised live today. before last night's case kobe bryant called him the greatest owner in sports and led fans in a moment of silence. he was 80 when he died monday. thanks for watching. newsroom international is next. >> welcome into newsroom international. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> and i'm michaelle holmes. >> we begin in south africa. oscar pistorius will not get out on bail today. his court hearing adjourned without a decision on whether to let the olympic star out of jail. so charged with murdering his
pendleton had performed at the president's inauguration, michelle obama appeared at the funeral. tonight her parents will be guests at tonight's state of the europe onaddress. ted rowlands has more. what do we know and how did police find them? >> reporter: well, zoraida, how police found them unfortunately wasn't from a tip from the community. they said they were very disappointed in the fact that despite the fact that this case was on the airwaves every single day for almost two weeks and there was a $40,000 reward, dhad not get that tip from a witness. what happened was they just canvassed the neighborhood and picked up little tidbits and were able to narrow down these two and as you said, they got a partial confession from the 18-year-old. >> and we heard that they mistook one of hadiya's friends for a rival gang member. have we learned whether or not any of her friends were connected to any gangs? >> reporter: absolutely not. in fact, the 18-year-old michael ward said he believed the one male underneath this canopy in this park was a member of a rival gang that. was a case of mistaken i
said the same thing. that's why i thought it was so curious when tim cook was in michelle obama's box in the state of the union. it felt like something was up with respect to either some sort of money grab and him sort of saying it's okay. it's just absolutely amazing. there's a fortune sitting over there. there's no way in the world we couldn't get at least 400 billion dollars of that back, tax it at 5%. let it come here and create jobs at no expense to anybody watching the show. liz: even other ceos say yes to that, have a good business environment here to bring that money back on shore here in the u.s. you are going to have what, government paying for green chutes in the economy, that's very expensive to do that. stuart: john chambers i was critical of him because i thought that he was more towards the left. but now he's saying come on, you've got to get that corporate tax rate down and i will bring the money back. charles: this is bottom line -- i mean if president obama wants a manufacturing renaissance, i'm very confused. he expects the company to pay all this money in other pla
to michelle obama and probably won't affect the stock, the stock price now is at 480, however, and inching up towards 500. in the next hour, i'm going to have my take on what apple should do with that huge pile of cash it's got. 137 billion dollars. talk about that at 10:23 this morning, back to nicole. burger king expanding the menu? you really like the new options, apparently it's all about the premier brand coffee, is that it? >> that's right, it's all about coffee. they're joining mcdonald's and starbucks and dunkin' donuts. and we see, they're talking about a custom beverages, so from lattes to iced coffee. so this is what we are looking at for carnival for burger king. so, that's something that we'll watch and you can ask eva longoria later, she's right there. stuart: eva is it on the show. eva longoria is on the show later, okay. nicole: i know. stuart: watch out, here she comes. and carnival cruise line, it's adrift and no power, ugly. what's the stock doing. >> imagine you're on that ship. imagine how the stock is faring, this needs to be pull and tugboats out there and imus says how
to connect to social sites. >> michelle obama and a mid-life crisis and what she is saying how she is handling it. but, first, a texas couple wanted to give their young son a brother or sister but they got four. four. whatall right that's a fifth-flr problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd, are you ready for the wet weather? it has been a while since we had to deal with it. it is here in the storm of "scout" showers. the more organized wet weather is getting itself established to our north as we talked about. by 7:00, that will move into the north bay. ahead of that, it is mild in the mid-to-upper 40's and 51 right now in oak. we will have light showers through 7:00 and the heaviest showers from 7:00 to 1:00 o'clock and scattered sho
michelle obama in the first ever morning show interview to air next tuesday. you can catch robin roberts' return this morning on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. in 13 minutes right after the abc7 morning news. >> bay area automaker is coming out with quarterly earnings report, the first one since "new york times" reporter came a less than flattering review of the electric carmaker model s sedan two weeks ago. investors will look how many sedans were delivered in the 4th quarter and how many put down $5,000 to remember a new one. in november, they said they planned to deliver up to 3,000 much the model s sedans in the 4th quarter after delivering only 250 cars the quarter before. >> apple shows no company is safe from a hack attack. >> google stock burst through a big milestone. jane king has that and more. >> it crept up on us. we looked at gag yesterday and i will have that in a second but apple says we were hacked, too, apple joins facebook saying they were the latest technical company to be hit by a sophisticated criminal cyber gang of hackers. likely from eastern europe. also hit
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lady michelle obama says a mid-life crisis led to those new bangs. yes, ladies, even the first lady jokes that she's going through a mid-life crisis. in an interview with rachael ray, the first lady says she can't get a sports car and she wouldn't be allowed to bungee jump, so she decided to get bangs. mrs. obama showed off her new do last month on her 49th birthday, just before president obama's second inauguration. >>> and we're going to check now on the stories that we're going to be following for you later today. pat lawson moususe joins us wit preview. >> coming up at 4:00, how the budget cuts facing congress could impact your grocery bill. why no deal from lawmakers may meet shorter and higher prices. >>> plus, do you remember this classic commercial? >> pardon me, do you have any gray purpon. >>> coming up at 5:00, the higher price tag on higher education has students logging on to find sugar daddies. we'll tell you about a controversial website that's helping some kids pay for college. all about that and the rest of the day's top news starting at 4:00, barbara. >> thank you,
. let's talk about the first lady, michelle obama. she has been out in public a lot. we've seen her do a lot of things. she did a great thing with jimmy fallon, i thought, the history of mom dance. i'll never do that again but that's what she did. then she was at the academy awards sunday night presenting the best picture award. now, some people have started to say this is not what they want to be seeing from the first lady of the united states. how do you guys feel about this? >> i couldn't agree more. she was what i call an uninvited guest. when politicians show up on entertainment shows like fallon, we, the viewers, get to decide whether we want to engage in a politician. she showed up in the two-minute warning effect, at the point where maybe i want more jack nicholson. there was an asumptive elitist quality to it. >> the jimmy fallon, you don't have a problem with it? >> i can choose whether i want to watch that. >> you can choose whether you want to watch the oscars. >> no, no, no. i want to know who won best picture. three out of four americans will tell you, i don't want a poli
. michelle obama is making news today. everybody is talking about her new bangs. she says this is actually the result of a mid life crisis. her bangs. here she is explaininging it on rachel ray. >> this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump, instead i cut my bangs. >> you're the boss of your hair. i can do this. this is all mine. >> alyona, what do you say to that? she's clearly talking about the scrutiny she is under as first lady which hillary clinton can speak to. >> sure, of course, there's a lot of scrutiny there. i personally like michelle obama's bangs. i'd like to go back to talking about hillary clinton. it's entirely typical. public service is ahn incredibly lucrative business. nobody is saying it's illegal or that she shouldn't able to do this, but this is the way it is. i think if you can point to the fact that she's going to give some speeches for free to favorable organizations, then you really have to start asking why she's goings to take money from others. if she ends up running for office again in 2016, what that will
official portrait and there's a lot of talk about first lady michelle obama's new -- it's still new -- new haircut. much of the talk surrounding the first lady's bangs came from the first lady herself. in an interview with rachael ray, obama jokes that her bangs are part of a quote/unquote mid-life crisis and she says getting a sports car and going bungee jumping are off-limits, at least while she's in the white house, i guess. the portrait was taken in the white house green room about a week ago. here's how it compares to her 2009 portrait. it's interesting that she's wearing pearls in both. i go with the new one. >>> and in saudi arabia, about 30 women were sworn into the top advisory body by king abdullah. it's the first time in history that women have been able to participate in it. it's said that women will have full membership rights, but they still have to observe sharia law, that includes wearing a proper israeli and staying segregated from male members. while king abdullah is hardly a feminist advocate, he believes gives more opportunity to women is a safe way to relieve some pres
, roberts has landed an upcoming interview with michele obama. that's it for this edition of "reliable sources." if you missed our program check us out on mondays on itunes. search for reliable sources in the store. we're back next sunday morning for another critical look at the media. "state of the union" with candy crowley begins right now. >> and the award for best dramatic performance goes to -- washington? today, if you can't beat them, scare them. >> we are required to cut $1 billion and if more than half of our employees are at the faa, the faa -- there has to be some impact. >> delayed planes and canceled flights, the world of automatic budget cuts, according to transportation secretary, ray lahood. >>> then, despite some republican calls to pull the plug on chuck hagel's nomination for defense chief, and a slow walk of the nomination of john brennan as cia director, the president stands by his men. he will probably get what he wants. weighing the odds with senator john mccain. >>> and guns and immigration. before bills governing either become law, they first go through the jud
party guy from illinois who lost. >> going after michelle obama for attending the funeral of pendleton. heartbroken with quotation marks. i guess the other 553 murder victims didn't break her heart. >> stephanie: he's just a jerk. ♪ you are an idiot ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ♪ >> he farted. >> stephanie: seriously, you know what? there is a family in pain. really? you need to tweet about that subject? because yeah. okay. the girl just performed at the inaugural parade. >> he's claiming that michelle obama's politicizing it. wow. look in the mirror, pal. >> stephanie: all right. i was mentioning this earlier. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] oddly, coincidentally, the state with the most amount of guns and the laxest gun laws somehow have the highest per capita gun deaths. weird. >> proof they don't have enough guns. >> stephanie: a group of california senate democrats rolled out a regulation that would be the tightest gun regulation in the nation. fun facts. number one ban all semi-automatic weapons that have detachable magazines. ban possession of high-capacity magazin
. and hadiya would still be alive. >> so sad. hadiya's mother will be sitting beside michelle obama during the state of the union. so we expect the president to talk a bit about gun control. we'll hear what he has to say. ted rowlands from chicago. >>> also in the news, it felt like an earthquake, but this morning the truth is even more jolting. overnight, north korea once again defied the world and detonated a nuclear bomb. it is the third underground test by the communist country since 2006, and it's most powerful. the explosion roughly half the strength of the bomb dropped on hiroshima in world war ii. today in a rare solidarity, world leaders are condemning this test. at this minute diplomats from the most powerful nations are meeting behind closed doors at the united nations. it's north korea's first nuclear test under its new leader kim jong-un. it comes hours ahead of president obama's state of the union speech. analysts believe it's a way for kim jong-un to force the president to acknowledge north korea during tonight's state of the union address. >>> speaking of that we are 11 hou
an interview with the first lady, michelle obama, on her agenda, and she'll be on the red carpet for the oscars this sunday. welcome back, robin. we've missed you. >>> all right, facebook founder mark zuckerberg and google co-fou co-founder are teaming up to help change the lives of 11 people today. they're set to announce a newfoundation that rewards research aimed at curing certain diseases and extending human life. the first 11 recipients will each receive $3 million. our ali velshi will talk with zuckerberg and sergey brin at 3:00 eastern time. and we have much more this hour including new developments in the jodi arias trial. the woman accused of stabbing and shooting her boyfriend to death is on the stand today. she says she does not remember stabbing him. and drivers caught in a real traffic jam becoming sitting ducks for robbers. it's all caught on tape. we'll have the story. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster
house portrait of first lady michelle obama. everyone is talking about her hair. she first debuted the new bangs halftime month just in time for her husband's inauguration and here's her official portrait from 2009. back then everyone was talking about those very nicely toned arms. >> now we like the bangs and the arms. >> i guess we like the whole package. >>> president obama speaking out about that round of golf with tiger woods. the commander in chief and the four-time masters champion teed up sunday in florida. tiger thought it was, quote, pretty cool and praised the president's short game. mr. obama, a little bit more impressed. >> he plays a different game than i do. he's on another planet. >> is he more nervous because he's playing with you or are you more nervous because you're playing with tiger woods? >> i don't think he was nervous. he knew that i wasn't a big threat to his world ranking. and i knew that i better keep by day job. >> the white house is still fielding complaints from the media for barring reporters and photographers from the president's golf outing. there'
in. >>> and first lady michelle obama has come up with a few new movies. right there. she's been grooving with tv host jimmy fallon dressed as a mom. they got on the floor there. grooving. showing a little sprinkler action during what's called the evolution of mom dancing. a little shake it up, too. okay. wave to the crowd. all right. let's talk racetrack. danica patrick hoping to make nascar history again. last week she became the first woman to qualify for the front spot at daytona 500 getting what's called the pole position. tomorrow she'll try to become the first woman in history to win the big race. joe carter has more on the woman everybody will be watching on the track. >> i think there's an opinion that i'm probably hard or tough or too serious maybe, but i can tell you i'm probably like the opposite of that at home. number one, i'm very girly. i like to go shopping. i like to go get pedicures. i like to wear high heels and dresses. i'm definitely a lot softer than i am at the racetrack where i'm doing my job. >> reporter: love as it turns out has no caution flags. in nov
i'm so full of gratitude. >> michelle obama will be on the red carpet for the oscars. >> remorse as revealed his tour will kick off in washington d.c. he will visit 40 cities in the u.s. and canada. he will stop in the u.k., france, germany. tickets go on sale march 1st. >> mbruno mars. 1st. >> mbruno mars. >> thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> it is 4:29. >> the big stores were following this morning. president obama it is considering weighing in on get merit in the state. >> the and ministration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. >> and we're watching national weather this morning is most of the country braced for a major winter snowstorm. here are live pictures
back to the oscar ceremony last night. big surprise first lady michelle obama was a presenter, presented the best picture award. here is how it looked as jack nicholson tossed it to the first lady. what do you think about -- i don't know, using the white house as sort of a backdrop for the oscars, any problem with that, jim? >> well, i mean i admit that hollywood's infatuation with the obamas can get pretty thick as times, with dustin hoffman praising gun control and so on on the red carpet, however i think the saving grace of that moment last night was the troops in the background there. if the obama administration is willing to highlight our troops in hollywood, good for them. jon: alan, what did you think about it. >> i knew that conservatives, some of them might object to it. hollywood and politics got married a longtime ago. does anybody remember marlon brando when he rejected "the godfather"'s academy award and sent s be hatchen little feather to speak on behalf of native-american rights. we shouldn't be surprised that there are political speeches or a component -- i thi
the country. michelle obama was here for hadiya pendleton's funeral over the weekend. hundreds of other people also showed up. this was a young girl, a 15-year-old girl who was a good student. going to a great school here in the chicago area. she had an absolutely bright future. came from a great family. and she was gunned down, ending her life with such a great life to lead. it has promgt prompted people t enough is enough. we need answers to the gun violence problem in chicago. the first step in that is solving this young girl's murder and hopefully police are on the right track in that regard. this new development is seen as a positive one in the chicago area. mayor rahm emanuel called the parents of hadiya yesterday to tell them. >> let's not forget that hadiya was the 42nd person in the city this year to be the victim of gun violence. thank you very much. >>> the president will visit chicago on friday. he is expected to address the rash of gun violence there. his pointman on the issue will be in philadelphia today selling the message. vice president biden will meet with police officials.
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